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, with the dallas cowboys. starting defensive tackle josh brent leaving a dallas nightclub was speeding early this morning when his car flipped over. inside was him and a close friend, jerry brown a linebacker just signed off the practice squad. brown was killed in the accident. he and his wife were expecting their first child. this is brent's mug shot that you saw there as he was arrested and charged for intoxicated manslaughter. he is currently being held without bail. last saturday, chiefs' linebacker jovan belcher shot and killed his girlfriend and then himself in kansas city. >>> college football as we speak the game's highest honor the heisman trophy is about to be awarded. it will be among quarterback johnny manziel, collin klein or notre dame linebacker manti te'o. oh, the cannons. vice president joe biden greeting army and navy players before kickoff. navy in white, scored with under five minutes to go and the quarterback keeper by keenan reynolds. now army they're trying to end a ten year drought. in fact they were driving over a minute left in the navy red zone. when larry gibson f
the court sunday. >> jerry brown, i'm trying to deal with the stuff. >> police say the defensive lineman was driving drunk and lost control of his 2007 mercedes killing brown who was a passenger in the car. brent is charged with intoxication manslaughter. hours before his release, an emotional dallas cowboys team took the field in cincinnati. >> something that's difficult to deal with. people will deal with it in different ways. you just have to stay together as football team, as a family and as friends and teammates. >> shannon sharpe, brent's actions changed the lives of two people forever. >> jerry brown, his family will never be able to talk to him and see the young man again. he's probably cost himself an nfl career and some time in the penitentiary. >> in 2009, he pleaded guilty to dui. one former coach says the nfl needs stronger punishments to deter drunk driving. >> only hammer you have is playing time. there should ab automatic two game suspension in the first dui. >> if convicted, he faces a minimum of two years behind bars. >> brent's attorney claims the client's bond is exce
a lot of confidence in him. he has a strong arm, knows the playbook as well and knows the defense with the coaches and quarterbacks. he has a live arm. it's no real drop off. kirk just can't run as fast, but he reads defenses, sits in the pocket and throws. >> throughout the week griffin's knee will be monitored to see if he can get next sunday to visit the cleveland browns. our lindsay murphy with more on the play that hushed the crowd. >> reporter: the redskins' fourth win in a row now clouded by an injury to their star quarterback robert griffin, iii. he has said all along he would lay his body on the line if he needed to make a play. he did today. with less than two minutes left in the game skins down eight and driving, griffin scrambles, picks up 13 yards before going down. the damage would come on the last hit, his right knee buckled and it looked worse than it was. x-rays and mri results came back negative. he has a sprained knee, but still a scary moment for the skins' star qb. >> i knew as soon as i got screamed like a man, of course, but i knew it hurt really bad, but l
defensive. it includes a global number of radical islamists. >> the jihadees are getting big and bigger. the longer the conflict goes on, the bigger it will get. >> reporter: the gee ha des are an offshoot of al qaedas in iraq. according to jeffrey white, a former analyst for the defense intelligence agency, they are now turning the tide against the assad regime. >> they are very good fighters. they are -- they give the rebels a combat edge. they're quite willing to die, they fight on all key fronts, they're involved in many of the key actions. these are not people we want to win. >> reporter: but the rebels making inroads on damascus itself, monitoring of syrian bases like there where chemical weapons are stored has detected evidence the assad regime may be preparing to use them in a last-ditch attempt to save themselves, an act the obama administration has warned could trigger military intervention. worst-case scenarios are threatening to become reality. >> it's not going to be a clean outcome in the best of circumstances, and now it will be chaotic and messing. >> reporter: the u.s.
marijuana. >>> a defensive lineman for the dallas cowboys is arrested and the charges he faces in the death of a fellow teammate. >> it shows the power of on- line media and what is changing. >> owner has a right to get . >>> growing medical marijuana outdoors could soon become illegal in concord. new at 10:00 ktvu's eric rasmussen is live with the new recommendation and the case that sparks it. >> reporter: david it all started after we did a story about a backyard grow in october now this report from city staff is recommending a ban on all outdoor marijuana growing even though california law allows it. >> for consideration on december 11th. >> reporter: she is handing owe green fliers to neighbors taking on green of another kind grown anyway backyard behind her house. >> it smells like a skunk and i mean literally a skunk. first we thought we were being invaded with skunks and then we realized that somebody was cultivate marijuana. >> reporter: we first reported on complaints of this medical marijuana grow in october and the city confirm it was a legal medical marijuana collective, bu
strong and free. defense secretary leon panetta also said in a statement, i was deeply saddened to learn a u.s. service member was killed in the operation. i want to extend my condolences to his family, teammates and friends. to had fallen hero and our special operators americans seed highest ideals of citizenship and service and the torch of freedom burns brighter because of them. bill: reminder again of the great sacrifice from so many. steve centanni, thank you. martha. >> reporter: you bet. martha: also in the fight against terror a big blow to al qaeda, its second-in-command killed in a drone strike. pakistani intelligence officials say abu saiid kuwaiti was killed. and he was presented as a religious scholar for the group. he was promoted second-in-command earlier this year. >>> back to the economy now, china apparently going on an american spending spree. a chinese company agreed to buy a big chunk of insurance giant aig for more than $4 billion after the company got a huge bailout during the u.s. financial crisis. that is not the only bargain that china is picking up from u.s. ta
to federal and state laws. one case involves the federal defense of marriage act, which denies federal benefits to same sex couples legally married in their own state. the other is a challenge to california's prop 8, which took away the right of same sex marriage that had been previously approved by state courts. >>> florida governor charlie crist completed his political transformation. crist was elected governor as a republican in 2006, then later ran for the senate as an independent. he campaigned for president obama, and spoke at the democratic national convention. he's now officially a democrat and is widely expected to run for governor again in 2014. >>> south africa's beloved nelson mandela is getting tests in a hospital. the country's president says no cause for alarm there. he says the 94-year-old mandela is getting tests consistent with his age. the nobel laureate became his nation's first black president. >>> the fbi wants to talk to a man in custody in egypt. he's a well known islamic extremist. that's why egypt wanted him taken down. but american terrorist watchers think he
the commeecial break, you said there is a meeting with the defense ministry. what do we know about that? what will happen? >> this happened late in the day. the defense minister is trying to acts as a mediator between president morsi and the opposition groups at loggerheads in the streets right now. he summoned, he called a meeting. he says it is not political. it is an effort to cool things down, calm things down. president morsi did know about this meeting in advance. he was stunned by his own defense minister. i think it's a mistake right now to view the egyptian defense people as hostile or, acting contrary to their own country's interests. if egypt falls apart, everything falls a i part. -- apart. they don't want that. melissa: mike barrett, this is great point. in some sense wee don't know who we're giving the planes to. >> i used to live in turkey. i love it as a country. we see islamist oriented government has taken over the reins in terms of military. they put the senior military officers on trial. as a result they now exert a lot more political influence over this. while i agree wit
children. she was only 43. a republican on the short list of secretary of defense. nebraska senator chuck hagel considered to replace panet a. he opposed with the iraq surge and traveled with then candidate obama on a trip. he called for a slow and painful death for soldiers and american familis and psy still performed for the president. ♪ ♪ >> gretchen: he gained fame for the christmas in washington special. many are outraged like the mothers of the navy seals. >> performing for the president is disgusting. how do we choose those role models. he should be on a terrorist watch list. it is disgusting to me. >> gretchen: that mother's son mark allenley lee was the first navy seal killed in iraq. it is interesting when you find out things about people when they are famous. that dance craze took over the world. >> steve: i am surprised mr. psy didn't say let me explain what i was talking about. >> gretchen: he did apologize. >> steve: but nonetheless they didn't pull the plug. >> brian: kill their daughters and kill them slowlyy and smash the model of the american tank and called for our
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involved alcohol. >> this morning, police have charged dallas cowboys defensive lineman josh brent with aftercation manslaughter he slipped his car in an accident that killed his teammate, jerry brown. >> a dallas cowboy in jail after an early-morning crash that killed his teammate. >> it appears as if he was traveling at a high rate of speed at which time the vehicle touched or impacted the outside curb of the service road causing the vehicle to flip at least one time. >> irving police say josh brent was driving when the mercedes flipped and landed on its top. the passenger was jerry brown jr., a linebacker on the cowboys practice squad. officers say the car was on fire when they arrived on scene. >> when our officers arrived on scene, mr. brent was removing or dragging mr. brown from the vehicle. >> investigators say brown was unresponsive and died at a hospital. they say speed and alcohol are factors in the crash. brent failed a field sobriety test. >> based on his performance of those tests along with our officers' observations and the conversations they had with him, he was pl
on every defensive play to contain redskins quarterback phenom robert griffin the third. and who could mean more than the reigning defensive lineman of the year, terrell suggs. he tore his right biceps muscle. six weeks after returning to duty following achilles heel surgery, and slowly but surely, suggs has made his presence known. but for now, his wanting to be on the field may exceed his need for suiting up. so siz -- sizzles is his nickname. will you play on sunday? >> we gotta see how it goes. you all pretty much know me, who have been around here for sometime. we kind of live by you know, the creed is, you can breathe, you can play. but we just gotta check it out. see how it holds up throughout the week. >> despite terrell suggs' return, still being up in the air. defensive star ray lewis practiced today for the first time since mid-october. via a written statement. an excited ray lewis said he is making tremendous progress. won't be able to play against the skins this weekend. but he'll try to help his team prepare for that game in whatever
to ban salvation army bell ringers from campus. we'll explain why. >> dallas cowboys defensive tackle josh brent taken into custody after a crash that killed one of his teammates. we'll have details on that investigation coming up. >> i'm marty gonzalez. ysabel duron is off today. we'll have more on our top stories in a moment. but first, let's get a quick check of your forecast with janu >> good morning. as for this afternoon, we will have sunny skies and warmer temperatures compared to yesterday with authorities. for this evening it is going to be cool inland. mostly clear we could see some fog again. taking a look at temperatures in the north bay. a bit warmer in the 50s. with mid 40's for the east bayshore as we go for the afternoon. we will get to the 60s mid-60s an antioch, livermore, 68 in oakland to. 54 in half moon bay fior59 in the santa rosa. and mid-60s fort san rafeal. your full forecast, coming up with mid- >> new this morning. police in antioch are investigating a homicide that took the life his home. kron four's mike pelton joins us live now from the antioch police dep
of those who knew and loved him. players also taking to twitter. the chief defensive lineman jeff allen tweeting this afternoon i am still in shock. i don't want to believe it. rip jerry brown. ted de williams who played with dallas and is now corner back for the colts. the cowboys play tomorrow. the team was briefed about what happened. the team had arrived in cincinnati and when they got to the hotel they were escorted into the hotel. they did not stop to talk to any fans. obviously everyone traumatized by what they learned this afternoon. >> two promising lives one cut short the other changed no doubt forever. >> casey said it i mentioned it earlier as well. one week ago we were learning the details of another nfl tragedy. that's when kansas city chief linebacker belcher killed his girlfriend before driving to the chief's stadium and committing suicide in front of the manager. two dash cameras showing belcher asleep outside of the apartment dmreks arou complex about 3:00 in the morning hours before he committed murder. police questioned him for several minutes checking to see if he h
defensive tackle josh brent was leaving a dallas nightclub and was speeding when his car flipped over. inside was close friend jerry brown a linebacker just signed off the practice squad. brown was killed in the accident. he and his wife were expecting their first child. this is brent's mug shot as he was arrested and charged with intoxicated manslaughter. he is currently being held without bond. the last saturday chiefs linebacker belcher shot and killed his girlfriend and then himself in kansas city. >>> the cannons go off in philadelphia. joe biden the vp greeting army/navy players before kickoff. navy in white. scored with five minutes to go on a quarterback keeper. that's keenan reynolds. now army they were trying to end a ten year drought to these guys. they were driving over a minute left. they were in the red zone when harry dixon fumbled it away. the midshipmen make it 11 straight over the football rival final from philadelphia 17-13. >>> nba, and the warriors -- they are not fooling around at all. they just wrapped up business in the nation's capital. now hold on to somethin
, charged with manslaughter while intoxicated. 24-year-old josh brent, a defensive lineman, was speeding down a service road in irving, texas, when his vehicle hit a curb, flipped over, killing the passenger, 25-year-old linebacker jerry brown. >> when the officers arrived on the scene, mr. brent was dragging mr. brown from the vehicle. >> reporter: this comes one week after kansas city chiefs linebacker jovan belcher killed his girlfriend, kasandra perkins, before turning the gun on himself at the team's practice facility. >> you were visiting somebody at these apartments? >> this newly-released video taken hours before the vicious murder shows police responding to a 911 call about a suspicious man sleeping in his car for more than two hours. >> do you live here? you need to go upstairs, dude. we're trying to cut you a break. >> reporter: according to reports, belcher was out with another woman that night before falling asleep in his bentley. five hours later, police receive another call about belcher. this time with a gun. this video shows an officer carefully appro
. then he runs in the two-point conversion himself, and we're headed to overtime. after a defensive stop, a 64-yard richard crawford punt return, there is this. perfect still. a 34-yard field goal to win the game. the redskins win it 31-28. afterwards here is robert griffin iii, who is not fearing the worst. >> i'm not a doctor, but i know what acl feels like, and it doesn't feel like acl. so we won the game. you know, everybody is praying for me. you know, i feel pretty good right now about the whole situation, so, you know, i'm not too nervous bii will definitely be praying during the mri. >> robert grif yn iii feels pret good. he did have a serious limp going into his press conference. somebody had to pick up his car for him. so we're going to find out more about robert griffin iii coming up tomorrow. we will hear some player reaction on one of the biggest wins. >> do we have to look at that play again with the knee? that's tough to watch. >> i know. >> i love when he said, i screamed, like a man, of course. >> he's so laughable. he always is saying stuff that's really funny, and you
the federal defense of marriage act, or d doma, and another involving california's proposition 8, banning same-sex marriages in that state. for analysis into these historic cases, what's going to be a historic hearing, i want to bring in kinji yoshityoshito, professor of constitutional law at new york city. great to see you. >> good to see you. >> put prop 8 aside for a second. do you believe that the supreme court will strike down doma. this is what what you've said. walk me through your thinking on that one. >> y bet. so doma is a really narrow challenge insofar as what the statute does is it says for federal purposes marriages are defined between one man and one woman. so i think it might be best to clarify this by example. so you take edie windsor, a plaintiff coming out of new york who's going to be the plaintiff in this case. she was with another woman for 40 years. they got married in 2007. when her partner passed away, her wife passed away, for state purposes, in the eyes of new york state, she was next of kin. so her remains were released to edie. but for federal purposes, they were c
to the military. defense department said the cuts to the defend would be catastrophic. they could be lying, but at a time of war over seas, i wouldn't take that bet. >> gregg: the president campaigned on $800 billion in tax hikes and then once re-elected he doubled it. even if he gets that higher amount, we did some calculations, that is only going to pay for about 16 days of government spending. aren't taxes insignificant compared to entitlement reform which you and i were talking about, president obama promised he would tackle it in his first term? >> entitlement vessel basically everything which is another reason going off the cliff in the long term is not going to be that beneficial. there is nothing in the peelts for going off the cliff that address our long term entitlement problems. you still have that problem. >> gregg: i apologize you. we have breaking news we have to get to. jamie weinstein, thanks. >> heather: news conference going on in irving, texas where the police department is talking about a car accident that has left one dallas cowboys teammate dead and another behind bar
mother. who spent time in jail for abusing him. troubling for the defense, the dramatic blisters on jeffrey pyne's hands. disturbing photos that jurors have seen over and over again. pyne maintains he got the blisters throwing a wooden pallet at his job. freeman spoke of jeffrey's fear for his 12-year-old sister being alone in the house with his mother. a fear she shared with jeffrey. >> i did not think it was a good idea for julia to ever be alone with ruth in the house. >> reporter: defense attorneys maintain jeffrey was not involved in any way with his mother's murder. claiming a stranger or strangers likely attacked ruth pyne on that may day in 2011. for "good morning america," john muller, abc news, new york. >> okay. >>> let's get more from our legal team, nancy grace, dan abrams, our legal analyst. dan, let me begin with you. the ex-girlfriend, a prosecution witness. and establishes grounds for a motive. and can create sympathy for the defense. >> she is doing what the prosecution wanted, which is to lay the groundwork for their motive, which is this is a mother who is out
for something if new york started losing. to date with eli man thrown four touchdowns against a weak defense -- it did not seem likely. david wilson and former virginia tech stand out -- i will let you watch and he will do the rest. he got it up to three. look at him go -- 97 yards for the touchdown. tis the game up. fourth quarter wilson takes the pitch, goes out to the left side takes it 52 yards. 18 record, 327 all-purpose yards, the giants win. >> the n.c.a.a. championship between georgetown and indiana. he is able to put it away. indiana wins the national title. the seattle seahawks set a record for points today, beating the arizona cardinals 58-0. so it was klaus. [laughter] >> heading to a ugli sweater party? an entire view in his house full of colorful and fastest letters -- he got the idea about not being able to find just the right one last year. he has sold 25 sweaters on his website, which has only been in business for a week. >> there a [ female announcer ] for those who lovsweets your season is here. let's just call it the baking time of year. you need special ingre
' defensive lineman josh brent is out of jail on bond of half a million dollars after the death of teammate jerry brown. brent was freed yesterday after been charged with intoxication manslaughter in a vehicle accident saturday. brent had a previous drunk driving arrest and faces up to 20 years in prison on this new charge. >>> let's get back to the weather and nbc meteorologist bill karins with the forecast. you are saying the snow is over, now rain? >> rain for the east coast. then the cold air will rush in. it's just -- we knew it was going to happen. >> great. good stuff. >> it was a matter of time. this is a pretty big storm, significant storm. this is one of those storms that changes the weather pattern for the winter. and now you wonder if the cold air is locked in place in the midwest and here to stay. so the storm itself is exiting, heading up toward buffalo. it will head up montreal to canada during the day. because of that storm pass, it's actually dragging warm up up the eastern seaboard. enjoy it while it lasts. we could see 60s as far north as boston today. behind this, i mean
the northeast corridor, charlotte, atlanta and new orleans. >> dallas cowboys defensive tackle josh brent is out of jail this morning after posting a $500,000 bond. >> he face up to 20 years in prison for intoxication manslaughter. police say he was driving drunk when his car flipped and caught fire. >> jerry brown is my dear best friend. i'm just trying to deal with his death right now. >> not a good moment for anybody right now. i have to take care of my client. i have to take care of jerry brown's family. do whatever we can to make that as -- make amends as best we can. it's a difficult deal. i can't bring somebody back. >> brown had just landed a spot on the cowboys practice squad and recently posted on his facebook page that he was going become a father. >>> the australian deejays behind the royal prank phone call that went terrible wrong are breaking their silence. mel greij and michael said they're devastated. they spoke with a current affair on the australia nine network. >> we don't found out about the same time. think it was -- >> the worst phone call i have ever had in my life. i've t
treatment of america. >>> and now 9 sports with dave owens. >> the redskins pass defense is awful. here's a scary stat for you. they're about to give up the second most passing yards in nfl history. good thing the ravens' best weapon is a running back. i say again running back. ray rice, one of the best backs in all football since '09, he's been in the top 10 in rushing, he's also one of the best duel threat backs in all the -- dual threat backs in all the nfl. most teams have a dual threat strategy, stop rice, stop the ravens. good luck. >> he can do everything, catches a lot of balls and he's great running back. he's the first guy you got to stop. >> he's got a game tackle. you've got to have three or four guys getting to him and we got to do a great job in that area. >> meanwhile ravens come to fedex field smattering after losing to pittsburgh and take on -- smarting after losing to pittsburgh. now the redskins are favored, that plus they're trying to secure home field advantage, some urgency in charm city. >> i've always took the approach of me being a leader on this team now. what
. >>> dallas cowboys defensive tackle josh brent out of jail after he posted a $500,000 bond. brent has been charged with intoxication manslaughter after crashing his car early saturday morning, leaving his passenger and friend, and teammate, jerry brown dead. brown was an expectant father who landed a spot on the cowboys practice squad. >>> such a sad story. >> what is unbelievable to me, that brent had a drunken driving arrest in 2009 when he played at the university -- >> spent 60 days behind bars for that. 60 days. >> three years ago. why does he have a license? >> when you are in the clink for 60 days you have team to think about it? >> you would thing. hasn't learned his lesson. now driving drunk again. his teammate and friend, one of his good friend is dead. >> here is a lawyer question for you -- not really asking for sympathy or anything. his attorney is saying it is outrageous that they set bond at $500,000. >> he is lucky i wasn't the judge. >> half a million. >> yeah. >> do you think that is unfair because he is a football player to make it so high? >> he is a person of means. so
. john had two tds in the game. this one a 25-yard run splitting the defense. spartans with six rushing touchdowns. de la salle cruises to a 49-15 victory. >>> the heisman trophy was handed out yesterday in new york. for the best player in the land. there were three finalists. notre dame line bark man tie tao, and collin and manzello. >> the winner is -- >> and now, the 2012 winner of the heisman memorial trophy is johnny manzel. [cheers and applause] >> oh, the drama. johnny manzel accounted for 4600 yards this year for texas a&m. 24 touchdowns, running 1181 yards and 19tds, leading them to a 10-2 record, including an upset of then a top-ranked alabama. manzel becomes the first freshman ever to win the heisman. >> to be invited into this fraternity, what a pleasure it really is. i would like to start by thanking the heisman trust and everyone who made this weekend possible i believe. what a great experience it was to meet the people i have, mantai and collin. not only great football players but great guys off the field as well. >> warriors on a seven-game road trip and with last night'
the defense. spartans with six rushing touchdowns. de la salle cruises to a 49-15 victory. >>> the heisman trophy was handed out yesterday in new york for the best player in the land. there were three finalists. the winner is -- >> and now, the 2012 winner of the heisman memorial trophy is johnny manzel. [cheers and applause] >> oh, the drama. johnny manzel accounted for 4700 yards this year for texas a&m. 24 touchdowns, running 1181 yards and 19tds, leading them to a 10-2 record, including an upset of then a top-ranked alabama. manzel becomes the first freshman ever to win the heisman. >> warriors on a seven-game road trip and with last night's win in washington they have won their first three away from home on this trip. david lee to steph curry. a courtside sprint but it didn't slow him down. he drains the three. curry 22 points. scary moment in the fourth. curry gets his left knee knocked by martell lester. he would come up limping, but breathe easy, warror fans, he came back later in the game. but golden state had a strong performance by klay thompson. 23 points. warriors up 6. lee, b
is not over. john had two tds in the game. this one a 25-yard run splitting the defense. spartans with six rushing touchdowns. dela salle cruises to a 49-15 victory. >>> the heisman trophy was handed out yesterday in new york for the best lay -- player in the land. there were three finalists. the winner is. >> and now, the 2012 winner of the heisman memorial trophy is johnny manzel. >> the drama. johnny manzel accounted for 4700 yards this year for texas a&m. he led them to a 10-2 record including an upset of then a top-ranked alabama. manzel becomes the first freshman ever to win the heisman. >> to be invite into this fraternity, what a pleasure it really is. i would like to start by thanking the heisman trust and everyone who made the weekend possible. when a great experience was it to meet the people i have, mantai and collin, not only great football players but great guys off the field as well. >> now known as johnny heisman. >> and bowl season kicks off next week. regular season wrapped up yesterday. the army-navy game works of the fiercest rivalries in football. this is a love hate r
. >>> dallas cowboys' defensive tackle josh brent is out of jail this morning after he posted a $500,000 bond. brent was arrested early saturday and charged with intoxication manslaughter. he was behind the wheel when his car flipped over and caught fire, killing his passenger, friend, and teammate, jerry brown. if he is convicted, brent faces up to 20 years in prison. >>> most judges don't work on sundays, but many were busy yesterday in washington state. they were helping same-sex couples tie the knot on the first day gay weddings were legal in the state. more than 130 i dos were exchanged at city hall where five separate wedding chapels were set up to accommodate crowd. some opened at midnight and began marrying couples. >>> from washington state to washington, d.c. and the first family was on hand for the sights and sounds of the season sunday. >> the obamas took part in the 31st annual christmas in washington celebration. >> should we release the elves? release the elves! come on down! >> come on. >> hey, elves. >> the elves were once patients at the children's national medical center. a
with who used to work on north north korea for the defense department told me, there are still areas in which north korea has not made it as far as they would need to in terms of getting an accurate rocket, in terms of getting heat shielding, and in terms of making a nuclear war head signal enough to fit on the end of that missile. but the real danger is what it may do with this technology in terms of giving it over to other nations. >> chris lawrence, thank you. >>> john berman with other stories making news. >>> the united states officially recognizing syria's opposition coalition as the representative of the syrian people. it's just a show of support. it is does not mean america will arm rebel forces. president obama talked about why the decision was made right now. >> the syrian opposition coalition is now inclusive enough. reflective and representative enough of the syrian population, that we consider them the legitimate representative of the syrian people in the asass regime. >>> hugo chavez, recovering from six hours of surgery in cuba this morning. the fourth cancer-related o
. >> defensive lineman josh brent been charged with intoxication manslaughter after an accident that killed his teammate, jerry brown. officers say it appears brent's vehicle was going at a high rate of speed when it hit a curve, causing it to overturn. the accident happened around 2:20 a.m., a few hours before brent was supposed to be on a team flight to cincinnati. >> we have two different groups of investigators working together but it takes time to retrace where they were, how long they were there, people that may have seen them beforehand. >> investigators say jerry brown was a passenger in the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the hospital. the 25-year-old signed to the cowboys in october. cowboys owner jerry jones released a statement saying the team is deeply saddened by the accident and brown's death. josh brent was arrested and pleaded guilty to d.u.i. charges in 2009. >> we are getting a better picture of what happened the morning kansas city chiefs linebacker jovan belcher shot and killed his girlfriend, then himself. missouri police released dash cam video from their police car sh
spending will also kick in. half of the cuts, about $55 billion, comes from the defense budget. the other 55 billion come from nondefense programs, like health care, education, housing assistance. our chief political analyst gloria borger has been looking at all of these numbers. the dire consequences of going over the cliff, is it enough to force a deal? >> no. and that's what is sort of striking about it. when you talk to some liberal democrat, they actually say, you know what, maybe it's better to go off the cliff because you get the defense spending cuts that dana was talking about and the tax cuts for the wealthy expire. you can always restore the tax cuts for the middle class. she talked to some republicans, they say a bad deal is not what we want. they don't want any deal. and then, of course, you talk to the american public as we keep doing here. and the american public, take a look at this, they believe that if there is no deal, it would have a negative impact on their financial situation. i think the real problem here, wolf, is that every politician understands that they are goi
states ambassador susan rice is going to replace out going senator clinton. and the defense secretary position is being vacated by leon panetta. >> he may reach across party lines and give chuck hagel the top job for the pentagon. >> he has a lot of good people to choose from. he wants to put together a team. a team overall that going into the second term does not look like a group of second strangers. >> treasure secretary tim geithner said he will stay on until the inauguration. jack la is being mentioned as a replacement. >>> they ignored warnings that a large hurricane could hit the big apple. a 2,006 report said it was a question of time before hurricane came and flooded the system and caused wide outages in new york city. those warnings went unheeded due to concerns about budget cuts and the likelihood of such a storm. hurricane sandy is the second costliest disaster in u.s. history. >>> they had the first hack-a-thon. they worked on ideas yesterday afternoon. the goal was to create fun and practical apps using public information available through county records. >> we have seen
a great deal of concern, obviously, but also some defense from the radio station that employs them, saying that even though it's investigating what exactly happened, it doesn't think its staff actually violated any laws and that too much emphasis has been put on the prank call and not enough emphasis on other factors that may have contributed to the apparent suicide of this nurse. >> matthew chance for us this morning in london. >>> in washington all eyes on the fiscal cliff, now just 22 days away. with the white house and republican leaders at a stalemate, president obama is hitting the road to rally support for his plan, which would raise taxes for the wealthiest americans. he met yesterday with house speaker john boehner, their first face to face meeting in more than three weeks. today the president will visit a detroit engine factory to rally support from auto workers. the president's meeting with speaker boehner didn't yield a big breakthrough, but the men did manage to agree on one thing, and that is that they will keep their negotiations behind closed doors. the men released this id
charged in his death. we'll hear from that player, coming up. >> we're seeing what defenses are doing to us and we're able to exploit those holes when we can. >> and it is game day. the skins are riding a three-game winning streak and they will have their hands full when they take on the ravens in the battle of the beltways. >>> good morning. welcome to fox 5 morning news. while it is an historic day for same-sex couples in washington state, there is also a battle over the legalization of pot on the horizon and we'll find out what business owners are doing to cash in on the new law. >>> but first, a live look at fedex field. a dreary start to the morning. lots of people out there already, getting ready for the crowds. will it clear up in time for the game? gwen tolbert, what will the weather be like for the afternoon? >> we've got the clouds going and we've got the rain and it's really not going to be too much of a change. the seats are definitely going to be wet out there. be prepared, everybody. let's take a look at radar. we've got a fair amount of rainfall moving in acrossea. we'v
holiday wishes come true. >>> we begin this morning in texas, police say dallas cowboys defensive lineman josh brent has been charged with vehicle lar manslaughter. miguel almaguer. >> reporter: josh brent was charged with intoxication manslaughter after a passenger and his car, fellow teammate jerry brown was killed in an accident. >> it appears he was traveling at a high rate of speed, at which time his vehicle touched or impacted the outside curb of the service road, causing his vehicle to flip. >> reporter: brent and brown played football together at the university of illinois. while in college brent pleaded guilty to a dui in 2009. saturday, when police arrived on scene, officers say brent was pulling brown's body from the wreckage. member of the cowboys practice team, brown was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. brent faces 2 to 20 years in prison and is expected in court today. >> our officers on scene felt as if alcohol was a contributing factor in the accident, so mr. brent was asked to perform field sobriety tests. >> reporter: for the nfl this is the second tragedy in a week
. >> let me ask you this, in defense of the product -- in defense of the card, if you drink starbucks every single day, this covers you for half a year. >> ten weeks. well, if you do a latte a day -- >> did you do the math? you're so smart. >> speaking of rain man. >> what's the conclusion? what do you get? >> ten weeks of coffee, that's not enough. >> that's what the conclusion is. >> and i want the other $50 too. >> yes. >> you're spending the money anyway and get all the privileges. >> oh, the privileges. >> that's fantastic. the privileges. >> and did i -- >> look at our pearl lined toilet because you have the steel card. >> you do impress the ladies when you have that card, though. >> do you really, though? >> if you're taking your date to starbucks. >> all right. we've got to get to our take three because we have a special guest on the phone. we've seen a lot of these around the holidays where people light up the house and put music with it. let's watch this from idaho. >> oh, my god. >> is the music emanating from the home? >> no, it's on a radio station. >> you just see the lights.
. >> a restaurant receipt that left a group of women >>> dallas cowboys defensive linemen josh present has been charged with manslaughter after he flipped his car in an accident that killed teammate jerry brown. it's the second time in a week there's been a tragedy involving an nfl player. here's the details. reporter: early saturday morning, josh brent was speeding on a service road in a dallas suburb when his vehicle hit a curb and flipped. >> our initial indication is that when officers arrived on scene, mr. brent was removing -- dragging mr. brown from the vehicle. i should also point out that the vehicle actually did catch on fire. >> the passenger, brent's cowboys teammate, 25-year-old jerry brown, was pronounced dead at the hospital. brent was initially arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after failing a sobriety test and after brown died, that charge was upgraded to intoxication manslaughter. cowboys owner jerry jones issued a statement saying, we are deeply saddened by the news of this accident and the passing of jerry brown. at this time our hearts and prayers and deepest simple th
danger. secretary of defense leon panetta issued a statement last night commenting the special forces that carried out the raid. he said he was deeply saddened by the soldier's death whose name has not yet been released. >>> now to the ongoing crisis in syria. the civil war now spilling over the border into lebanon where at least 17 people were killed in recent clashes between supporters and opponents of president assad. this as syrian rebels continue to make advances continuing much of the countryside and the open road. richard engel amazingly made his way inside syria and filed this report just outside of the nation's largest city, aleppo. >> reporter: as this conflict drags on the people are suffering, but also showing a tremendous amount of resilience. this house was bombed by mistake. the people who lived here lived next to a rebel commander. now they're homeless. aside from the damage, and there is extensive damage in this part of syria just on the outskirts of the city of aleppo, there are also tremendous economic difficulties. the syrian currency is now worth about half of wha
is capable of helping the attorneys prepare his defense. davis is the brother of nfl football players vernon and vontae davis. >>> now to the search for a sexual predator who hides behind a mask. he tricked and then attacked a hotel clerk last night at the econo lodge in woodbridge. police say it appears he telephoned the clerk posing as a guest who was locked out of his room. the clerk headed up there and in the stairwell the masked man pulled a knife, forced her into an empty room and sexually assaulted her. >>> still ahead tonight is the chill back in the air to stay? could we get a warm-up for the weekend? let's hope. so topper will let us know for sure up. >> next how the redskins' archrival nearly cost our team the fight song. this is weird story, but you'll like it. >>> you've heard about the clock ticking on america's fiscal cliff, but what really happens on january 1st to you? this is a 9 news fiscal cliff note. fact, if congress and the white house don't reach an agreement, your paycheck is going to go down. the reason? because the tax withholding in your paycheck is going to incr
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